Dakshinkali Temple

Dakshinkali Temple

Dedicated to Kali, Lord Shiva's consort, this temple is one of the most revered temples of  Nepal. The word 'Dakshin' literally translates to south and the name 'Kali' refers to the Hindu Goddess Kali; thus it simply means the 'Goddess of the South'. Situated to the southwest of Kathmandu, it is a mere 45 minute drive to the holy site. The area surrounding the temple is dedicated Goddess Kali who in Tuesdays and Saturdays is offered fresh animal blood.Saturday is considered the main  day, and on Tuesday faithful devotees make animal sacrifices as offerings to appease the Goddess. The animals range from roosters to goats. The festival Dashain ( the major festival in the Hindu calendar ) is a time of festive fervour.

En route one can come across the narrow passage in between the mountains and the walk over the suspension bridge will give you a peer into this deep narrow gap. Another pleasant spot in the centre of Pharping Village is a spot known as Shekh Narayan; one can see a pond infested with gold fish. A few minutes drive will eventually take you to your destination of Dakshinkali, from where you make a gradual descent as the Goddess is located at the bottom of the hill. The surrounding scenery comprising of lush green farmland and mountains. Animal sacrifices made to the deity ensures that your enemies will suffer misfortune or even death !!